Nov 17 Communiqué & Announcements

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Sunnyside Saints!

A big thanks to all who participated in the many activities at Sunnyside this last week—from Children’s Church, to the Veteran’s Sabbath, to Sunnyside Symphony, and much more.

This week Pastor Jonathan will speak accompanied by a host of Sunnyside young adults. And, on Sunday at 5:00, we are calling everyone together for our annual Sunnyside Outreach Ministries Banquet. There is a great meal being planned and an informative program outlining what happened in outreach in 2012 and a vision will be presented for 2013. Our many ministries are very dependent on the funding that comes from this dinner to enable them to continue to do ministry in the upcoming year.

Should you not be able to attend, on Sabbath morning you will be able to write on your tithe/offering envelope “Faith Forum” and your contribution will go towards the fundraising goal. At this point we still need $19,000 for 2013. Have questions? Bring them to the banquet. Your assistance is vital to Sunnyside to carry forward this rich ministry program.

To register for the banquet, call the church office or sign up Sabbath at the main counter in the lobby, or go to our website at

With you in Christ,

Sunnyside Pastoral Staff

News & Notes

This Weekend
The Week Ahead
Church Announcements
Coming Events at Sunnyside
Children’s Ministries
Adventist Education
Area Events & Announcements
Church Budget

This Weekend

Introducing our New bulletin! Our revised bulletin is focused on today’s worship and essential information. Because it doesn’t include as many pages, and is more cost effective. Even though it’s not as lengthy, you will still have access to all the information as before, only in a different format:

  • Scrolling on the screens before the service
  • Sunnyside’s website
  • The Communiqué – Sunnyside’s NEWSletter (with extended announcements) accessible:

o From your computer
o From your tablet or smartphone – use the QR code or link listed in the bulletin
o Printed copies available from the Information Table in the Narthex.


  • Paper reduction: Over 200 reams/year
  • Printing cost reduction: Over $200/month
  • Administrative time reduction: Approximately 12 hrs/week

Sunnyside Ministries Outreach Banquet is tomorrow, Sunday, November 18, at 5:00 pm right here in our Fellowship Hall. Contributions will fund the Ministries Outreach for 2013. Even if you did not RSVP we have planned for extra people to join us. Come, enjoy awesome food, a great program, and good fellowship. See you there!

Sunday Breakfast at O’Bryant Park – Every Sunday we serve breakfast to approximately 500 homeless, hungry, and poor. To continue this program, we need your support with the following donations: 8” paper plates (Chinet), 8 oz paper cups, plastic forks (Solo 500 count), Costco napkins, coffee, chocolate and creamer, large size of syrup, catsup, oil, and pancake mix; and/or tax deductive $$ donation payable to Sunnyside Adventist Church, memo “Breakfast at O’Bryant Park. For information: Ardina Wang 503-255-0075.

SunnyShare Cooperative  There is a table located in the hallway near the Fellowship Hall for food, extra produce, and goods from Sunnyside homes and gardens to share.

Our Family Resource Network has had many requests and we are grateful that we can be in a position to help others. Let us know if you or a fellow member needs food, clothes, utility payment, or other assistance. Please pray for this network and support it with your contribution to “Family Resource Network” or assign it to Account #9387.

 Congratulations to Geber and Elysee Bolunbu on the birth of their baby boy November 14, 2012.

The Week Ahead

Sunset:  Today  4:38 pm  •  Friday  4:33 pm

Today, Nov. 17
5:00 pm    Encounters with God – Gary Parks
Sunday, Nov 18
5:30 pm   Ministries Outreach Banquet
Monday, Nov 19
7:00 pm   Portland Adventist Academy Senior Recognition
Tuesday, Nov 20
7:00 pm  The Fall of Paganism and the Origins of Medieval Christianity (Room 63)
Wednesday, Nov 21
7:00 pm   CherryWood Prayer Meeting – Arnold Petersen
Thursday, Nov 22

Office Closed
8:00 am Turkey Trot – Washington Park (Zoo)
Friday, Nov 23
Office Closed
7:00 pm   Romanian Prayer Meeting (Room 63)
Sabbath, Nov 24
       Sermon   One Said Thanks – Pastor Scott

Church Announcements

Turkey Trot / Tot Trot At The Zoo, Thanksgiving morning, November 22, 8 am,  at Washington Park. Advance sign up not required. Runners, walkers, toddlers, and strollers. Begins at Forestry Center ends at elephant exhibit in the zoo. For more information contact Arnold Petersen. View details at

Healthy Heart Team Lifestyle Improvement Program
The Gateway Fred Meyer store is the first Healthy Heart Team screening site begun November 15, 2007. The shoppers have come to depend on the team being there once a month as has the store management. This past month the volunteers screened 70 shoppers, and 4 requested to have lifestyle improvement coaching follow-up one-on-one. A volunteer meets them at Portland Adventist Medical Center for follow up.

There are 4 volunteers from our Sunnyside members and the rest are from other Adventist churches. The screening is the 2nd Sunday of each month from 11 am to 3 pm, but we hope to increase the time to 11 am to 5 pm if enough members sign up to participate. We have shifts from 11 am to 1 pm, 1 pm to 3 pm, 11 am to 2 pm, and 2 pm to 5 pm.

It is due to the faithful participation of even a few members that this site continues with screening. We need experienced people to take blood pressure and do lifestyle improvement coaching, and friendly people to greet and do secretarial services.

2013 Devotional Books Are Now Available – Refresh your spirit with a new devotional book. Books for all ages are available with special pricing for ordering through the church. Sign up sheets, brochures, and sample books are available at the display table in the lobby. Your non-offering check may be placed in a tithe envelope and labeled Account 9304 (please do not include other donations with this check).

Our Annual Flower Calendar for 2013 is now posted. You may begin filling it in now with your name on a Sabbath that you would like to share a bouquet of flowers with your church family.

Sabbath, December 1, 9 am to 1 pm our photographer will be set up in the Youth room to take pictures. If you haven’t had your photo taken, set a time to have him take your picture for our upcoming photo directory for 2013 is now posted. You may begin filling it in now with your name on a Sabbath that you would like to share a bouquet of flowers with your church family.

Coming Events

November 18, 5 pm:
Evangelism Outreach Banquet

December 1, 11:20 am
Family Church
When Heaven Touched Earth, or…..Bed, Bethlehem and Beyond! It’s that time again! Come join us, and invite your friends and family to welcome in the Christmas season with the story of Jesus’ birth, presented by our wonderful children, Sabbath, December 1, second service. For details visit

December 8, 3 pm:
Portland Adventist Academy’s Christmas concert

December 21, 7 pm:
Family Christmas program

December 22, Christmas Sabbath
9:00–9:45 am: Christmas Brunch
10:00 am: Bible Study Classes
11:00 am: Christmas Worship with Sunnyside Symphony and Sunnyside Choir

Children’s Ministries

A big thank you to all our Children’s Church volunteers and our fearless leader, Debbie Stanton. Children can look forward to the next Children’s Church on February 16, 2013.

December 1, during second service, we will enjoy our next Family Church service in the sanctuary.

Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Academy

PAA’s new e-Headlines:
Subscribe to PAA’s e-Headlines:
Check out PAA’s student newspaper:

Childcare available while you do some holiday shopping. The Sophomore class is providing childcare services for kids ages 3-11 at PAA on these dates:
Nov. 21, noon-5 pm
Dec. 12, 5-9 pm
Dec 16, 2-7 pm
Games, movies, snacks, and craft options will be available. Contact Maria Bibb at 503-490-5026 or for rates and more information.

Portland Adventist Elementary School

November Newsletter  or

Area Events

Hurricane Sandy has left millions of people with needs ranging from food and water to personal care items, cleaning supplies, shelter, and much more. Trained Adventist Community Services Disaster Response (ACS DR) volunteers up and down the east coast of the United States are hard at work providing emergency and recovery assistance in Christ’s name. With your help, they can do much more. ACS DR is a well-respected disaster response leader that can leverage partnerships and make bulk purchases that can multiply the benefits of your donated dollars. Please consider making a donation to ACS DR and help your church make a difference in the lives of those impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Ways to give include: Drop a donation in your local church offering plate marked “ACS Disaster Response”; Go to; call 800-381-7171, or mail a check to ACS Disaster Response, 12501 Old Columbia Pike, Silver Spring, MD 20904.

Follow The Star has positions open. Roman soldiers, angel choir, shepherds, and even parking attendants — jobs large and small. If you can be a part of Follow the Star this year contact Yvonne Christensen at 503-631-2567 or Corleen Johnson at 503-668-5639 or Follow the Star is always the first two weekends of December – Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings at the Gladstone Campgrounds.

November 18, 6 pm: Portland Adventist Academy drama class will present “Eats and Acts” –  a family-friendly play called “You Just Can’t Be Too Careful!”  The event also includes a delicious 50’s style dinner served during the play, complete with veggie burgers and French fries! Tickets are $25 for a family, $7 for adults and $5 for students.

November 25, 2:30 pm: Gladstone Park Church. Friends of Carol Paulson and Burnell Paulson are invited to attend their wedding. No gifts please. Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to 503-558-1681.

December 9, 7 pm: Bend Adventist Church hosts Fountainview Academy Orchestra & Choir Concert. Don’t miss these talented young musicians as they present the gospel through music during this year’s Christmas tour. Donations accepted in lieu of admission. For more information view flyer at, or email

Rental Space Available for weddings, parties, gym nights, craft nights, etc. Features: Olympic size volleyball court, basketball court, full featured kitchen with warming oven, serving counter, sanctuary seats 200, padded chairs, large lobby, plenty of parking. To reserve your spot or for more information, call the Open Arms Church office at 503-253-8595, or email .

Combined Budget (Local Church Expense)

Received November: $17,253 /  Monthly Budget: $33,000
Received YTD: $112,067 / YTD Budget: $165,000
ReNew Sunnyside − Goal: $250,000 / Received: $220,441

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